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Regional Roundtable on the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020)

7-11 November 2016, Dakar, Senegal

The FAO, with the assistance of the Ecole Nationale de la Statsitique et del'Analyse Economique (ENSAE), organized the above meeting for French speaking African countries. The meeting was part of a series of regional meetings planned to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.


The meeting aimed at disseminating among the selected member countries of the FAO Africa region the new WCA 2020 covering the period 2016-2025. The workshop was organized to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the new FAO recommendations and international standards that guide the implementation of agricultural censuses. The Programme presented conceptual approaches to be adopted for collecting data on many emerging subjects and some operational aspects of census taking. Plans of the countries for implementing the next round of agricultural census and surveys were reviewed.


The participants of the meeting were professional statisticians and census leaders who are likely to play a role in the planning and execution of next agricultural census in their respective countries. Twenty-two countries were invited to the meeting - including Angola, Benin,  Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatoriale Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,  Guinea Conakry, Mali, Madagascar, Maurice, Mauritanie, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Sénégal (host), Chad and Togo.